Just announced at the Berger Books panel at San Diego Comic-Con International, She Could Fly by Christopher Cantwell and Martín Morazzo is in development for television at AMC. Karen Berger, who founded DC’s recently-sunsetted Vertigo imprint and now oversees Berger Books, will co-executive produce the film alongside Cantwell and Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson.
More details are forthcoming on the film adaptation of She Could Fly. Read on for the solicit text from the comic series’ first arc, which was collected in a TPB in March of this year.
An unknown woman flying at fantastic speeds and spectacular heights suddenly explodes mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. Luna Brewster, a disturbed 15-year-old girl, becomes obsessed with learning everything about her while rumors and conspiracy theories roil. Will cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman lead to the liberation of her troubled mind?
— With reporting by Joe Grunenwald
UPDATE: Dark Horse has released official details on She Could Fly at AMC:
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (July 19, 2019)—Berger Books is proud to announce She Could Fly has been optioned for television development by AMC. Based on the comic series created by Christopher Cantwell and Martín Morazzo, She Could Fly marks the first property from the esteemed Berger Books line to be optioned for film or television.
She Could Fly tells the story of Luna, a disturbed 15-year-old girl who becomes obsessed with an unknown woman who appears in the Chicago sky flying at heights reaching 2,000 feet. Suddenly—the mysterious woman dies in a fiery explosion mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. Will cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman’s inner life lead to the liberation from Luna own troubled mind? The second series of She Could Fly, She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 arrives August 14, 2019, with the collection arriving December 17, 2019.
Christopher Cantwell, co-creator of She Could Fly has past experience with AMC through AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire as a co-creator, showrunner and executive producer. Executive Producers of She Could Fly include Mark Johnson, Executive Producer of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul; Melissa Bernstein, also an Executive Producer of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul; Karen Berger, founder of Berger Books and Vertigo; Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Entertainment’s founder and Executive Producer (The Umbrella Academy); and Keith Goldberg, Dark Horse Entertainment Senior Vice President and Executive Producer (The Umbrella Academy).